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December party ratings: Support for Center Party drops nearly five percent

The Center Party.
The Center Party. Source: Postimees/Scanpix

Support for the coalition Center Party dropped nearly five percent in the last month, it appears from the results of a survey commissioned by daily Postimees and conducted by Kantar Emor.

According to research director Aivar Voog, factors likely affecting the party's rating over the past month include the scandal affecting Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson and her partner, as well as th income tax reform and the increasing of the alcohol excise duty, wrote Postimees (link in Estonian).

A total of 21.5 percent of voters polled supported the Center Party, placing it well behind the opposition Reform Party, which had the support of 27.8 percent of respondents.

The opposition Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) came in third with 16.8 percent of voter support, while the coalition Social Democratic Party (SDE) placed fourth with 14.7 percent of support.

Of parliamentary parties, the coalition Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) earned 8.3 percent of support, up from seven percent in November, while the opposition Free Party ranked last with 5.9 percent of support.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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